Littelfuse Receives Two Distribution Performance Awards from Arrow Electronics

CHICAGO, IL - Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, announced today that it has received the Arrow Electronics 2011 Supplier Excellence Award and the Largest Sales Growth Award in the passives component product category.

"Customers today are moving at such an accelerated pace that it's imperative we provide the right products for the right technology solutions and that we do so with outstanding levels of customer service," said Gordon Hunter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Littelfuse. "We are committed to serving our customers at this high level and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognized with these two excellent awards from our partners at Arrow."

Arrow's Supplier Excellence Award recognizes best-in-class performance for its suppliers in North America and is based on several performance and service criteria, including sales and market share growth, along with participation in Arrow marketing initiatives. The strong relationship Littelfuse has with Arrow was also reflected in the award Littelfuse received for achieving the largest sales growth in Arrow's passives component product category during 2011.

"Our successful relationship with Littelfuse is a testament to their products and solutions, coupled with Arrow's commitment to providing a high level of service to our customers," said Don Akery, Vice President, PEMCO, Arrow Electronics. "We look forward to continuing to build on the momentum of our partnership."

About Littelfuse

Founded in 1927, Littelfuse, Inc., the worldwide leader in circuit protection, offers the industry's broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products and solutions. Littelfuse devices protect products in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles to industrial equipment. In addition to its Chicago, Illinois, world headquarters, Littelfuse has more than 20 sales, distribution, manufacturing and engineering facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Technologies offered by Littelfuse include Fuses; Gas Discharge Tubes (GDTs); Positive Temperature Coefficient Devices (PTCs); Protection Relays; PulseGuard® ESD Suppressors; SIDACtor® Devices; Silicon Protection Arrays(SPA(TM)); Switching Thyristors; TVS Diodes and Varistors. The company also offers a comprehensive line of highly reliable Electromechanical and Electronic Switch and Control Devices for commercial and specialty vehicles and Sensors for automobile safety systems, as well as underground Power Distribution Centers for safe control and distribution of electricity in mining operations.

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Littelfuse, Inc.

8755 West Higgins Road

Chicago, IL 60631



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